×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sony ups Schrager to exec VP

Sony Pictures Entertainment has promoted senior-ranking Columbia Pictures business affairs attorney Gary Schrager to Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group executive VP, the studio said Monday.

Schrager, who has been an executive veepee at Colpix since 1990, takes on a post described by Sony Pictures as that of the Motion Picture Group’s “primary dealmaking strategist” to spearhead the unit’s “transactional operations.”

The move further consolidates the power of top Sony Pictures movie execs Jonathan Dolgen and Mark Canton; Schrager will report to the two (who are, respectively, Motion Picture Group president, and Columbia/TriStar Motion Picture Companies chairman).

Last month, TriStar Pictures vice chairman and top business affairs executive Ken Lemberger was also promoted to a Sony Pictures post.

Schrager will support Dolgen and Canton in handling the business of its Motion Picture Group, including negotiating new Sony Pictures development deals and maintaining and servicing off-balance-sheet agreements in the mold of its current deal with Beacon Entertainment.

Prior to Colpix, Schrager’s posts included senior veepee of business and legal affairs for Largo Entertainment, senior veepee of business affairs for Lorimar Film Entertainment and senior veepee of legal affairs for TriStar Pictures.

Schrager’s promotion at Sony Pictures follows the promotions two weeks ago of Columbia Pictures vice chairman Sid Ganis and studio president Lisa Henson. It is expected that Ganis and Henson will move quick to fill the top dealmaking post at the studio.

Popular on Variety

More Scene

  • Cara Delevingne'Carnival Row' TV show premiere,

    Cara Delevingne Talks Immigration, Taylor Swift's Battle With Scooter Braun

    Cara Delevingne, whose faerie character in “Carnival Row” finds herself washed ashore as a refugee in a foreign land, said she was immediately drawn by the show’s fantastical take on issues of immigration and assimilation. “It’s a cause that I have been involved in for a long time,” Delevingne told Variety at the premiere of [...]

  • John Travolta, Fred Durst. John Travolta,

    John Travolta Recalls Fans Breaking Into His House: 'I Was Scared the First Time'

    Nobody can accuse John Travolta of not being gracious to his fans, whether it’s an autograph, a selfie or, you know, a home invasion or two. “I’ve only had two people that actually invaded my house,” Travolta told Variety at the premiere of “The Fanatic” at the Egyptian Theater on Thursday night. “They were just [...]

  • Sublime Primetime

    How Emmy-Nominated Writers’ Rooms Keep Politics in Mind

    In a world filled with elections, social movements and national tragedies, how open should the doors of a writers’ room actually be? For some of this year’s Emmy-nominated shows, those doors are wide open. Before the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards air on Sept. 22, the Writers Guild of America West and Writers Guild Foundation, [...]

  • 50 Cent Power S6 Premiere

    50 Cent, Snoop Dogg & Trey Songz 'Power' Up New York City for Massive Season 6 Premiere

    “Power” is entering its final season, but you would never know if you walked by Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on Tuesday night. Starz pulled out all the stops for its ratings powerhouse “Power,” throwing a massive premiere event, complete with a full-length concert at Madison Square Garden from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and a [...]

  • Diane Warren'Late Night' Film Premiere, Arrivals,

    Songs of Hope to Honor Diane Warren, Marc Shaiman, Boi-1da, More at 15th Annual Event

    Cancer research and treatment center City of Hope today announced the initial lineup of presenters and honorees who will celebrate the song and songwriter at its 15th annual Songs of Hope event. Among the music and entertainment industry VIPs in attendance will be veteran executive and producer Clive Davis, producer Boi-1da (Drake, Kendrick Lamar), award-winning [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content